Mulled Wines are a time-honoured holiday tradition around Christmas in most old-world countries. They can add some warmth to our cold and short winter days and has evolved over the time. I am often asked where the tradition stems from, and what kind of wine to use when making Mulled Wines.Read more ›
As the holidays are fast approaching, I am often asked which wines to serve at parties. Here are a few situations to consider when choosing our wines for the holidays.Read more ›
It is amazing how our tastes change for food and drink with the change in weather for those of us who live in a region with drastic temperature change. In Canada we see our temperature go from 30 degrees Celsius to minus 30 degrees Celsius. That is quite a change.
Along with the change in weather, our yearning for certain food and drink change along with it. Today I want to talk to you about winter wines, which really vary from our summer preferences.Read more ›
As I sit outdoors to enjoy the last bit of summer, I can feel the cooler air. That breeze is no longer warm but refreshing and making me think that I might want to get a sweater if I want to stay outdoors much longer. The change in season also brings a change in what we enjoy drinking.Read more ›
What am I talking about?
How, when and where to use a decanter, is the subject of this blog.
I am often asked if it is important to use a decanter, how to use a decanter, how to choose a decanter and options for decanters. I will attempt to answer these questions about decanters in this blog.Read more ›
Every season is a good time to use team building events to strengthen company culture and team bonds. But if you asked your employees to pick the best time to have a team building event, in most cases summer time would be the winning answer. Summer’s warm, sunny weather puts everyone in a cheerful mood, making it a great time to create connections and bring your teams together. Read more ›
Business gift giving is continuing to evolve in a positive way. In addition to recognizing important relationships, gift giving in the corporate world has also been proven to increase sales and revenue. In an increasingly competitive and crowded market, corporate gifting should be considered a critical part of any company’s marketing, sales, and operational strategies. The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities available to choose unique and impressive gifts that can really make your company stand out. From an invitation to curated wine events to a beautiful piece of drinkware, you can find the right gifts to help build your business.
When corporations started coming around to the idea of teamwork, they realized something was needed to start building a sense of camaraderie within their companies. This is how team-building events gained popularity. Now, companies of all sizes understand the importance of team-building events for their overall success. However, for your team-building event to be the most effective, it needs to be memorable! You need a corporate event that your employees will be excited about. When considering corporate event ideas, think about these tips to make your event a success:Read more ›
37% higher retention rate when customers are referred by other customers.
200% increase spending by customers acquired through referrals
These are pretty remarkable statistics. Why would you not want to use your existing clients as a referral source?
A referral program based on word-of-mouth and can carry a lot of weight in a person’s decision making.
People like to do business with those they like and trust, that is a known fact. When your clients have a positive experience, they like to share the experience with those they know. That is the strength of word of mouth. Keep those people talking about you with a program that will guarantee to keep up the chatter. Reward them for spreading the good word about your business.
Q – What kind of party doesn’t require wine?
A – It was a trick question; EVERY party needs wine; otherwise, it isn’t much of a party, at least in our books!
The real question is which wine do you serve at which event? Is it okay to serve champagne at backyard BBQ? What will people think if I serve up Malbec at a wedding? Is boxed wine too tacky for Christmas? We already know that wine needs to be matched with the right food to accentuate the strengths of both. Same goes for pairing wine with events. You want them to compliment each other just right. Here is something to get you started: